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Module code:PLIN3002(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Philosophy of Language
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Nathan Klinedinst
Organiser's location:Rm 115c, Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):3,4,
Module prerequisites:At least one intermediate course in semantics or pragmatics 
Module outline:This course explores conceptual and logical questions about linguistic theory, with a focus on the study of meaning. 
Module aims:Examination of classical and foundational issues about the nature of meaning, reference, and truth. A focus on recent approaches to difficult problems for theories of meaning, including the semantic paradoxes, vagueness, presupposition, modality, or the subjectivity of truth. Emphasis is placed on clarifying the perspectives on such issues that can be offered by linguistic theory and argumentation, making the course of potential interest to philosophy students as well. Other topics may include nativism, the relationship between grammar and thought, or the relationship between semantics and pragmatics.  
Module objectives:This is an advanced course intended to develop a deeper understanding of approaches to language and meaning by looking at recent and classical work in the philosophy of language, and/or recent debates between philosophers and linguists. 
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Module assessment:Two essays 100.00%.
Notes:available as an option module (numbers permitting); UCL students can register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact  
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option module 
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